Biorepository Accreditation Program Committee

 

Charge

To ensure that the accreditation requirements of the College of American Pathologists' (CAP's) Biorepository Accreditation Program promote high standards for the procurement, processing, storage and distribution of biospecimens that align with quality best practices in the biorepository field to support scientific research.

This committee reports to the Council on Accreditation. View a list of the current committee members.

Commitment

Time Commitment Requirements
Number of face-to-face meetings 3
Length of meetings 1 day
Typical meeting days Friday
Meeting locations One meeting takes place in Chicago; 2 in other locations.
Number of conference calls 12; 3rd Tuesday of each month (1-1.5 hours)
Hours/year of committee work required outside of meetings Variable
Additional travel or time commitments Chair is a member of the Council on Accreditation (ie, leadership meetings and other organizational meetings).

Activities of Committee

  • Provides information, expertise, and scientific support to the Biorepository Accreditation Program.
  • Monitors current and emerging issues, practices, and technologies that may impact biorepositories.
  • Serves as interface with appropriate professional organizations (eg, ISBER).
  • Reviews and makes recommendations regarding the CAP Biorepository Accreditation Program checklists requirements.
  • Provides input on checklist tools and guidance documents for biorepository inspection preparation.

Expertise or Experience

  • Good working knowledge of the CAP biorepository accreditation requirements
  • Knowledge of biorepository based guidelines (ie, ISBER Best Practices for Repositories; National Cancer Institute Best Practices for Biospecimen Resources)
  • Experience as the director or leader of a biorepository desired

Benefits of Committee Membership

  • Gain insight as to how sustained compliance to Biorepository Accreditation Program requirements can be assured
  • Network with experts in the field
  • Represent the CAP at intersociety venues
 

Interested in Joining this Committee?